Of the many excellent books on the art and craft of writing, here are seven to inspire you.
The beginning of a story is crucial. It can make the difference in gaining the attention of a prospective agent, acquisitions editor, and ultimately the reader. So, how do you start? Here are some suggestions to help you find your beginning.
If place wields such power, why do we sometimes relegate it to a secondary role when writing story?
If we want to hone our craft, we need to expose ourselves to the work of excellent writers.
Is your goal for 2016 to start, finish, or revise your novel? Here are three must-read recommendations for novelists.
With good dialogue, a character's words come alive on the page and connect with us. Good dialogue will keep that prospective literary agent turning the pages and the reader wanting more.
Writing is lonely, difficult work, and on top of that, anyone who wants to master the craft of writing fiction has to self-reveal. This surprises people. Many novelists believe that they need only lose themselves in a character, but the truth is that a writer of fiction needs to dig deep in order to feel...